An example of reside is for a fish to live in a freshwater pond.
- to dwell for a long time; have one's residence; live (in or at)
- to be present or inherent; exist (in): said of qualities, etc.
- to be vested (in): said of rights, powers, etc.
Origin of resideMiddle English resyden ; from Middle French resider ; from Classical Latin residere ; from re-, back + sedere, to sit
intransitive verbre·sid·ed, re·sid·ing, re·sides
- To live in a place permanently or for an extended period.
- To be inherently present; exist: the potential energy that resides in flowing water.
- To be vested, as a power or right: the authority that resides in the Supreme Court.
- Computers To be located or stored: a file that resides on a shared drive.
Origin of resideMiddle English residen, from Old French resider, from Latin resid&emacron;re, to remain behind, reside : re-, re- + sed&emacron;re, to sit; see sed- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present resides, present participle residing, simple past and past participle resided)